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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the long-term environmental impacts for the Thames Valley region following the construction of the proposed north-west runway at Heathrow Airport. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Natural England has a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL), to provide them with pre-application advice in relation to the proposed airport expansion. The advice being provided to Heathrow is being led and coordinated by the Thames Area Team.</p><p> </p><p>The potential impacts from the proposed expansion of Heathrow airport, to the Thames Valley, and the avoidance, mitigation, and compensation measures required to address them, are the focus of Natural England’s detailed advice to HAL. This advice can be broadly categorised into the following:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Environmental impacts related to transport emissions</li><li>Direct impacts to habitats and species</li><li>Impacts to local and nationally designated landscapes</li><li>Impacts to public open space and green infrastructure</li></ol><p> </p><p>Natural England are working closely with Heathrow Airport Limited to ensure they submit sufficient information as part of their Development Consent Order application, to enable the Secretary of State to take a view as to the environmental impacts of the proposed expansion.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally the Environment Agency (EA) has provided a response to HAL’s Preliminary Environmental Information report and continue to be in discussion over their proposals as they form their EA and Statement of Common Ground.</p><p> </p><p>The application stage for the Development Consent Order is expected in Autumn 2020. We expect more details about HAL’s proposals to be shared with the EA at this stage which will enable them to make an informed judgement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T13:59:26.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:59:26.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Biodiversity more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Biotechnology more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of cellular agriculture on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261181 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Cellular agriculture has the potential to transform how we produce some foods. Advances in science may allow us to create traditional animal products away from traditional farm settings, from gelatine and egg whites to milk and even meat. Such methods of production also have the potential to reduce climate emissions, especially when harnessing renewable energy supplies. Whilst Defra has not yet assessed the potential of this technology on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the £90 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production challenge we will focus on innovation and research around agriculture, productivity and sustainability.</p><p>The environmental impacts of food are complex and span the whole supply chain. Defra undertakes and coordinates research across the whole food system to enhance productivity, enhance food quality, increase efficiency, and reduce waste, from primary production through to manufacturing, retail, distribution and the consumer.</p><p>The Government is committed to publishing a National Food Strategy when we leave the European Union. This will help ensure that our food system delivers healthy and affordable food for all people, and is built upon a resilient and sustainable agriculture sector which considers its climate impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:42:30.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Waste more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incinerators of anatomical and cytotoxic waste operate in the UK; what the volume of capacity of each incinerator is; and where each incinerator is located. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 198204 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>These data are for England only - waste management is a devolved matter and the Devolved Administrations should be contacted for figures in those nations.</p><p>The table below gives a list of all of the incinerators in England that are permitted to dispose of anatomical and cytotoxic waste, their maximum permitted annual throughputs and location.</p><p>The actual capacity of each incinerator will vary from year to year according to the mixture of waste types it receives for disposal and the number of shutdowns that are needed for maintenance and repairs.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td><p><strong>Permit number</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Operator</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Site</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Site Address</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Maximum permitted throughput (tonnes/year)</strong></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>WP3935SM</p></td><td><p>Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p></td><td><p>Addenbrooke's Hospital Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Addenbrookes Hospital<br> Hills Road<br> CB2 2QQ</p></td><td><p>4500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>YP3934SM</p></td><td><p>Peake (GB) Ltd</p></td><td><p>Peake (GB) Ltd</p></td><td><p>Peake GB Ltd<br> Pengover<br> PL14 3NQ</p></td><td><p>5241</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GP3236AX</p></td><td><p>Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust</p></td><td><p>Derriford Incinerator EPR/GP3236AX/T001</p></td><td><p>Derriford Hospital<br> Derriford Road<br> PL6 8DH</p></td><td><p>4270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EP3530XY</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Ipswich Waste to Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>Ipswich Waste to Energy Facility<br> Woodbridge Road East<br> Ipswich<br> IP4 5PG</p></td><td><p>8500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ZP3230XC</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Oldham Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Royal Oldham Hospital<br> Rochdale Road<br> Oldham<br> OL1 2JH</p></td><td><p>7884</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ZP3730XJ</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Bolton Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Royal Bolton Hospital<br> Minerva Road<br> Bolton<br> BL4 0JR</p></td><td><p>6570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BT2866IG</p></td><td><p>Grundon Waste Management Ltd</p></td><td><p>GRUNDON INCINERATOR COLNBROOK</p></td><td><p>Lakeside Clinical Waste Incinerator<br> Lakeside Road<br> Colnbrook<br> SL3 0EG</p></td><td><p>10000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LP3037UU</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Hillingdon Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator<br> Pield Heath Road<br> UB8 3NN</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JP3133XP</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Sidcup Waste to Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>Queen Mary's Hospital<br> Sidcup<br> DA14 6LT</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HP3230XA</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Ashford Clinical Incinerator</p></td><td><p>William Harvey Hospital<br> Kennington Road<br> Willesborough<br> TN24 0LZ</p></td><td><p>8500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VP3130EF</p></td><td><p>SRCL Limited</p></td><td><p>Avonmouth Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Avonmouth Clinical Waste Incinerator<br> Holesmouth Road<br> Avonmouth<br> BS11 9BP</p></td><td><p>6570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PP3530XK</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Bournemouth Waste To Energy Facility</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator Complex, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset<br> BH7 7DW</p></td><td><p>8000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CP3930XL</p></td><td><p>SRCL Ltd</p></td><td><p>Knostrop Clinical Waste Incinerator</p></td><td><p>Knostrop Treatment Works<br> Knowsthorpe Lane<br> Leeds<br> LS9 0PJ</p></td><td><p>17000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VP3136ZD</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Healthcare National Limited</p></td><td><p>Redditch Clinical Waste Treatment Facility</p></td><td><p>The Incinerator, Alexandra Hospital<br> Woodrow Drive<br> B98 7UB</p></td><td><p>10000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP3239SJ</p></td><td><p>Veolia ES Birmingham Limited</p></td><td><p>Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant</p></td><td><p>Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd<br> James Road<br> Birmingham<br> B11 2BA</p></td><td><p>5250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BS5193IE</p></td><td><p>Veolia ES Cleanaway (UK) Limited</p></td><td><p>Ellesmere Port Incinerator</p></td><td><p>BRIDGES ROAD<br> SOUTH WIRRAL<br> CH65 4EQ</p></td><td><p>100000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UP3034CN</p></td><td><p>Augean Treatment Ltd</p></td><td><p>East Kent Waste Recovery Facility EPR/UP3034CN/V003</p></td><td><p>East Kent Waste Recovery Facility<br> Ramsgate Road<br> CT13 9ND</p></td><td><p>13140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FP3935KL</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley Limited</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley HTI EPR/FP3935KL/V005</p></td><td><p>Tradebe Fawley Limited<br> Charleston Road<br> Hythe<br> SO45 3NX</p></td><td><p>45000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T14:07:20.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T14:07:20.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Waste more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will estimate how much (a) anatomical and (b) cytotoxic waste the UK (i) produced in (A) 2017 and (B) 2018 and (ii) will produce in (A) 2025 and (B) 2030. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 198203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The table below shows the information reported to the Environment Agency by waste management operators through its waste returns system. Figures shown are for the amount of waste incinerated for each of the different types.</p><p> </p><p>These data are for England only - waste management is a devolved matter and the Devolved Administrations should be contacted for figures in those nations.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is not in a position to estimate arisings of the specified wastes in 2025 and 2030.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Waste type</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018 year to date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-infectious anatomical</p></td><td><p>160 tonnes</p></td><td><p>148 tonnes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cytotoxic and cytostatic</p></td><td><p>1730 tonnes</p></td><td><p>1397 tonnes</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T11:46:21.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T11:46:21.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality standards. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7792 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Our Clean Air Strategy (CAS) sets out an ambitious programme of action to reduce air pollutant emissions from a wide range of sources. The World Health Organization has recognised the CAS as an example for the rest of the world to follow. We have also put in place a £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Our Environment Bill makes a clear commitment to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:46:31.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Seasonal Workers Pilot in the agricultural sector, how much time will be provided to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to develop a system for worker oversight and protection in the UK and overseas from the point at which Pilot Operators are chosen to the point at which the pilot starts to provide workers to growers and employers in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 201235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working closely with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on the Government’s seasonal workers pilot. The oversight and protection of workers was a central element of the selection process for Pilot Operators. The selected Pilot Operators were first publically announced in the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, which was laid on 11 December and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials will continue working closely with the GLAA over the two year operation of the Pilot. A key objective of the pilot is to ensure that migrant workers are adequately protected against modern slavery and other labour abuses. The operators of the scheme will be licensed by the GLAA. They will ensure that all workers are placed with farms who adhere to all relevant legislation, including paying the National Minimum Wage. Farmers will also be vetted to ensure that living and working conditions are of a suitable quality.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:06:31.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on the seasonal workers pilot. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 201234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra officials are working closely with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on the Government’s seasonal workers pilot. The oversight and protection of workers was a central element of the selection process for Pilot Operators. The selected Pilot Operators were first publically announced in the Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, which was laid on 11 December and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Officials will continue working closely with the GLAA over the two year operation of the Pilot. A key objective of the pilot is to ensure that migrant workers are adequately protected against modern slavery and other labour abuses. The operators of the scheme will be licensed by the GLAA. They will ensure that all workers are placed with farms who adhere to all relevant legislation, including paying the National Minimum Wage. Farmers will also be vetted to ensure that living and working conditions are of a suitable quality.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T10:51:04.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T10:51:04.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to his Department's paper entitled, Seasonal workers pilot: request for information, published in September 2018. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The paper entitled Seasonal workers pilot: request for information (RFI), published in September 2018, laid out the details of the Pilot explained Defra’s expectations of any potential Pilot Operators, and requested information from any organisation seeking to operate the Pilot to enable Defra to assess their suitability. The responses to the RFI were evaluated as part of the Pilot’s competitive selection process and two Pilot Operators were selected. The statement of changes to the Immigration rules laid out on 11 December 2018 names of the selected Pilot Operators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T11:00:55.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:55.29Z
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